Own houses are not always a safer place for children during confinement caused by COVID-19

The confinement caused by COVID-19 has forced everyone to be in their homes to protect themselves from the coronavirus. However, this has also had negative consequences for many people and also for children. Studies shown child-abuse increased during lockdown (Caron et al., 2020; Garstang et al., 2020), but also actions to adress and prevent it have been promoted from schools

 

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Caron, F., Plancq, M. C., Tourneux, P., Gouron, R., & Klein, C. (2020). Was child abuse underdetected during the COVID-19 lockdown?. Archives de Pediatrie. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7410011/

Garstang, J., Debelle, G., Anand, I., Armstrong, J., Botcher, E., Chaplin, H., … & Tudor, E. (2020). Effect of COVID-19 lockdown on child protection medical assessments: a retrospective observational study in Birmingham, UK. BMJ open10(9), e042867. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/10/9/e042867.full.pdf

Roca, E., Melgar, P., Gairal-Casadó, R., & Pulido-Rodríguez, M. A. (2020). Schools That ‘Open Doors’ to Prevent Child Abuse in Confinement by COVID-19. Sustainability12(11), 4685. https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/11/4685

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